Did the pilots get a TCAS advisory at all? That was one close call though. The aircraft never loss separation with the AC flight so no TCAS, only EPGWS because of Mount Wilson. 4 EPGWS “caution terrain” and 15 seconds of “pull up” AC? The AC near-disaster was at SFO. This thread is about the BR 777...Jump to post
Yowza. That’s pretty bad.
1500 ft lateral. 0 vertical is pretty close at around 250kts.
I think it is time to re-think the evacuation requirements too. As new models tend to become longer and longer (compared to their previous models), new criterias should be added. For example rather then only using the exits on one side, requirements such as only those exits at the front/ rear of th...Jump to post
Muscle memory is a term used for the rebound effect a previously trained person gets when they return to the gym. The brain is the issue here,any ingrained patterns of behavior in this situation should be ignored simply by the smell of smoke. That's not how the brain works. Even under "normal&...Jump to post
danman132x wrote:There's a new video I have not seen posted yet in review of the board. Inside landing video, still in motion:
5:00 pm Eastern NTSB briefing notes; thanks to https://www.firstcoastnews.com/ for carrying the presser live online: ...Brunce Lanceberg VP of NTSB speaker: ...major investigation for NTSB, 16 team members at NAS Jacksonville; ...what is known... 9:49 pm landing... runway 10 landing (VP misspoke an...Jump to post
CriticalPoint wrote:Why did United ban it for 777/787 Jump to postThat’s called the TRUKN departure. Narrowbodies fly it pretty regular but Heavys usually don’t. Recently the Departure was banned by United for 777/787 aircraft but before it was banned I flew it on a domestic flight in a 787.
Lastly, seasoned parents know to carry an excessive amount of disinfectant wipes along with baby wipes & although it's not their responsibility, the parents could have cleaned it themselves to spare the child a ride sitting in barf. Any caring parent would do that, grudginly maybe but this is s...Jump to post
prebennorholm wrote:Was his name Kevin McCallister?
Recline should be banned in economy class completely in my opinion. It's unfair on those sitting behind. If I pay for NK or F9 fine no reline I'm paying bottom barrel to be cheap. But when I fly in a higher end airline I expect to be able to recline my seat. If they had not chose to go to the botto...Jump to post
I can’t believe how much in the minority I am here. I guess I am that jerk who reclines. It’s the only relief for my back. I don’t mind the tight economy. And I don’t mind if people in front of me recline. But the only relief to any of this is to recline. I really thought I was normal but apparently...Jump to post
Linking to the redirect from Apple to trick people into visiting Fox. Post the original link and it explains there is a zone they have decided is a safety zone to keep people from being too close to the aircraft. https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1640908/tourists-urged-to-stay-off-airports-s...Jump to post
My wife and I were at Phuket earlier this week and of course posted photos of the trip on Facebook. A friend of mine posted a news article from today about how we "made it just in time" because the headline of the news article was, "Tourists could face the death penalty for taking pho...Jump to post
I said this about 60 pages ago and the WSJ article only reinforces my belief that, while the AoA is the initial issue, the MCAS system of course caused the crash, it was however the fact the system had a bug in it that even if you followed their post-Lion Air AD it still was not behaving as engineer...Jump to post
Fun fact: When flying from the Eastern US to East Asia, for long sections of the flight the closest alternate might be in Norway or Finland. I am flying JFK-ICN on Saturday and I was wondering this exact thing this morning. Figured it was in Russia. We are heading to Phuket, but told the wife to pa...Jump to post
Nuke Boeing from orbit. It's the only way to be safe. The hyperbole about this is getting a little much. Tens, more probably hundreds, of billions of passengers have safely completed travel on Boeing aircraft. Hundreds of thousands will do so today alone. No single company has contributed more to t...Jump to post
Or you could use that handy electric trim switch that's right under your thumb on the control column you're pulling so hard on to return the aircraft to a normal trim state before you disable electric trim. As has been pointed out numerous times the pilot ALWAYS has authority over MCAS inputs using...Jump to post
I think something else should be considered as well. The premise is that at Flaps 1 the MCAS is always deactivated. But what if it doesn’t always deactivate it. What if that is part of the problem. As a programmer you are always faced with how things are suppose to work versus how they actually do w...Jump to post
Hi all, An interesting discussion here, thought I'd add my 2c: ⋅ I think it's too early to ground the 737MAX, but not too early to consider it. ⋅ It's not enough to simply blame the pilots for making a mistake and move on. There is an expectation that the manufacturers make the ...Jump to post
FWIW, I'm bothered by the ground-the-max-without-knowing-what-happened crowd. But I have to say I'm also bothered by the rather defensive and repeated posts from the other side. It *is* clear that losing two brand new aircraft within months is a remarkable deviation from the safety record we've bee...Jump to post
Guys usually read the newspaper or a book during the slow times. That’s fine. Not at the authors airline. non-company material verboten. I think this is the real issue. It seems some (most?) airlines let you do non-flying things during cruise where as his does not. I could see not being allowed to ...Jump to post
I guess I never realized you couldn’t read non company material or have personal electronic devices up there. I always assumed that is what you did during cruise.Jump to post
How bad is it? Just curious as I have a flight on KE to HKT. I mean I know planes aren’t falling out of the sky going in and out of Thailand, but what does not having this actually mean? Put on your parachute when you enter Thai airspace. Come on. It was a legit, non-hysterical question about what ...Jump to post
How bad is it? Just curious as I have a flight on KE to HKT. I mean I know planes aren’t falling out of the sky going in and out of Thailand, but what does not having this actually mean?Jump to post
I have to admit I almost didn’t click it as I assumed it was click bait crap from a 30 degree BHX flight doing a go around again. This was way different. Never seen that for that long of a duration. Sure a wing dip, over correction, wing level from time to time. But this had quite a few of them for ...Jump to post
Scarebus did a good job of hitting the points from the press conference. Only one I will add which officially contradicts other reports is that they HAVE NOT found the Blackboxes and CVR yet. They believe it is deeply embedded in the mud and as of right now they don’t hear the pingers. The Sherrif a...Jump to post
That left turn is bizarre. only reason i can think of that makes sense is that they knew they were doomed and didnt want to hurt anyone on the ground. Yes, that's possible. But with the little we know I hate guess. Anyway I will just mention that the left turn could as well be consistent with a maj...Jump to post
Does Venezuela have SAMs? Do they have rogue fighter jets? Usually these are issued in areas and regions where you worried about one or the other no?Jump to post
It was probably cheaper to buy the units as is, instead of a small run of only a few thousand of customized units for SQ. That’s my bet. These are probably Android tablets repurposed and it was just cheaper to buy them with the cameras. We did this with our tablet. We had no need for cameras but yo...Jump to post
I typically get my schedule for the following month by mid-month prior. So for February, I know what I'm doing by mid-January. It's a bid system, meaning we get a schedule of all the options, and then turn in a form marked with our preference as to what we want to do the next month, ranked first to...Jump to post
I do it all the time on the ATR, all over Europe. Did one this morning. Much faster and more convenient than having to push with a tow bar. It's typically only limited by individual airports for noise restrictions. The 747, 767, 777, and 787 are prohibited from backing the airplane by AFM Limitatio...Jump to post
Gotta love this place. We all descend into childish madness because one user used an educated guess to speculate on the cause of the crash, another was chewed out because they forgot the T at the end of the word Weight, and yet another user suggests we seriously restrict GA flying because one guy d...Jump to post
I saw the same thing at PDK in Atlanta and at SPG and CLW here in Saint Petersburg. Always thought it was weird too. Never quite understood why. It’s particularly a bit unnerving taxing parallel to a runway where the helicopter is using to “taxi” himself because unlike the plane on the ground, it co...Jump to post
The story has taken a strange twist. It was initially reported that the pilot was a retired Chicago policeman but his Police ID is fake and there is no record of him working for the Chicago Police. http://abc7.com/oc-plane-crash-pilots-false-credentials-idd-him-as-ex-cop/5121959/ That is super weir...Jump to post
I wouldn’t think if there are only 2 dead and 2 injured with a max of 4 on the plane and quite possibly less, that this would be a weight and balance issue. Likely either engine out or possibly mid air break up. I will admit the debris path is interesting compared to most engine out scenarios.Jump to post
Single pilot Citaions have been around for 3 decades, so nothing new. The accident rate is considerably higher, however, as it is for all non-professionally flown jets. GF Well the higher accident rate certainly makes sense. Such a shame that people don't know their limitations. A business jet isn'...Jump to post
Flightaware shows the PSM-BKV flight as "Jet Test 9021", arriving 21:33 Sunday. We'll see... The local Medivac helicopters often go back and forth between BKV and their hospitals in the Tampa Bay area, I have no idea why. I would assume to refuel. The John Hopkins All Children helicopter ...Jump to post
the weather here in central florida today is nasty...low visibility fog and rain..No way they can make it into Brooksville...Maybe divert to TPA or MCO KBKV has an ILS just as low as TPA BKV has a Cat-III ILS? I assumed (maybe wrongly) that the Air Algerie 767 and crew weren’t CAT-III capable. Eith...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:What's at Brooksville ? Seems to be just a GA airfield.
Yep. Looks like from this thread they just arrived too.
the weather here in central florida today is nasty...low visibility fog and rain..No way they can make it into Brooksville...Maybe divert to TPA or MCO KBKV has an ILS just as low as TPA and an RNAV that’s pretty low as well. I’d think if they can get into TPA they could get into TPA. I shot the RN...Jump to post
I was doing approaches yesterday around Tampa and flew into Brooksville Regional and to my surprise there were three large jets sitting on the ramp to the west of 3/21. I was kind of busy so I didn’t get much time to examine who they were. I didn’t get to see their tails too well but a quick view of...Jump to post